Now as most designers know I always throw in an eco-friendly question in my interviews. I like to call it my curve ball. I like everybody am trying my hardest to leave this planet in decent shape for my children. That being said I also know that there are times a designer must make a choice. I am not just talking visual pollution with bad design but I mean using materials that are not green in anyway. Honestly I am not going to curse someone out for not going green 100%. But truth is I am a huge fan of eco-friendly design projects.
Such an interesting dilemma. If a designer adjusts their original vision for an eco-friendlier way does this impact their artistic creation? Most people will stand up and shout any project can be done green and still look amazing. In all honestly I am not sure if art works that way.
I think at the end of the day we all try out best to go green as much as we can. Maybe now that it is becoming more fashionable most designers will follow suit. Here comes the challenge to my friends at Architectural Digest.
Create a category/section in their beloved AD100 to showcase some of the most eco-friendly designers and architects. How about the EcoAD100 or at least the EcoAD10? I for one would love to see this from a publication that I personally subscribe to and love.
Until next time it is ok to be a green designer if you mean that in an eco-friendly kind of way!